The Haven Project and the Fashion Merchandising program are partnering together for a third year to set up the “What Were You Wearing?” exhibit at IUP, which brings awareness to the issue of victim blaming and helps to dismantle the myths about sexual violence occurring due to what a person was wearing when the assault occurred. Survivor stories from students, faculty, staff, and the administration are needed to make this campaign a success!

Karate uniform for What Were You Wearing Display

Submitted stories should be short, saying what the person was wearing and a little description of what transpired before the assault. When submitting a story, please do not share names. All stories will remain anonymous.

We will gather clothing similar to the description of clothing that was provided in the stories. No actual clothing will be collected.

This display will be set up the week of April 12-April 16 in the Stapleton Library near Java City. We encourage everyone to visit the display, as April is Sexual Violence Awareness Month.

To Submit a Story, Please Pick One of the Options Below:

  1. If you would like to submit it anonymously, please use this form.

  2. Please email

If you have any questions, please contact the Haven Project at 724-357-3947. For more information about the Haven Project, please visit the Haven Project website.

Please visit one of the links below for a sample of the exhibit displayed at IUP and exhibits by other universities.

What Were You Wearing display